National Peace Council
The National Peace Council, founded in 1908, and disbanded in 2000, acted as the co-ordinating body for almost 200 groups across Britain, with a membership ranging from small village peace groups to national trade unions and local authorities. The groups were all united in their interest in peace, human rights, justice and the environment.
This group originated in 1904 or 1905 as the National Council of Peace Societies, but it was permanently established, as the National Peace Council, after the 17th Universal Peace Conference took place in London in 1908.
A major task in its early years was organizing the National Peace Congress; it also arranged conferences on specific issues. Arthur Stanley Eddington served as Chair from 1941 to 1943. Marian Cripps, Baroness Parmoor, served as vice-president.
- Catalogue of the papers of the National Peace Council at the Archives Division of the London School of Economics.
- Swarthmore College Library, Pennsylvania.
- Swarthmore College Catalog
- Francis Edward Pollard: biography - on Ben Beck's website (Family History).
- Gerald Bailey was the author of a number of books on Peace, including Problems of peace (1970). He died 12 May 1975 Source: Peace Almanac - May.
- Network for Peace website